Early Childhood Education

Explore Vancouver Island University's Early Childhood Education program, which prepares students for careers working with young children.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education:

Early childhood education (ECE) refers to the education of children from birth to the age of eight years old.

High-quality early childhood education has numerous benefits for children, including improved academic performance and social competence.

VIU’s program in early childhood education prepares students for work with young children in diverse settings.

Why Early Childhood Education:

Early childhood education is important for many reasons.

Research indicates that high-quality early leads to better academic outcomes later in life.

High-quality early childhood education promotes social and emotional development for lifelong success.

Finally, early childhood education can help to reduce social and economic inequality by providing children from low-income families with access to high-quality educational opportunities.


To apply for VIU’s Early program, students need a high school diploma and a minimum C+ in English 12

Additionally, students must complete a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check prior to the start of the program. Students must also have current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR-C, as well as immunizations required by the program.

The program consists of four years of full-time study, including academic coursework, practical training in the field, and a capstone project. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for certification with the British Columbia College of Early Childhood Educators, which is required to work in the field.

How to apply:

To apply for the Early Childhood Education program offered by vancouver island university, follow these steps:

Here are the steps to apply for the program offered by vancouver island university:

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  1. Visit the official website of HERE AND NOW (www.hereandnow.co.in) or contact Mr. Vinodkanna Jothimani, CIO of HERE AND NOW, through his mobile number +91 98410 520 70 or email vinodkanna@hereandnow.co.in.
  1. Express your interest in pursuing an Early degree.
  1. Submit required documents, including transcripts, resume, and personal statement, with the application form.
  1. Submit your application and wait for a response from the admissions team at vancouver island university.
  1. If your application is successful, you will be invited to an interview.
  1. Attend the interview and complete any additional requirements.
  1. Receive your acceptance letter and enroll in the Early program.

Contact Details:

For more information about the Early program at Vancouver Island University, interested students can contact the university directly at:

Address: 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5, Canada Phone: 1-250-753-3245 Email: questions@viu.ca

Additionally, students can contact the program coordinator, Dr. Jody Janzen, at jody.janzen@viu.ca for more information about the program and its requirements.